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Through a Lens Darkly

Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

01   /   17   /   2014

A film that explores how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present.

This epic tale poetically moves between the present and the past, through contemporary photographers and artists whose images and stories seek to reconcile legacies of pride and shame while giving voice to images long suppressed, forgotten, and hidden from sight.

Arthe Anthony
Anthony Barboza
Hugh Bell



Director: Thomas Allen Harris

Writer: Thomas Allen Harris, Paul Carter Harrison, Don Perry, Deborah Willis

Producers:  Ann Bennett, Thomas Allen Harris
Don Perry, Deborah Willis

Executive Producers: Kimberly Steward
John Singleton

Consulting Producers: Lauren Beck
Gregory Warren Jr., Alison Duke